Kupka "Disks of Newton" - Stole
František Kupka (1871 - 1957)
Disks of Newton (Study for "Fugue in Two Colors") (detail), 1912 - Oil on canvas - Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Louise and Walter Arensberg Collection, 1950.
The title of this work refers to the seventeenth-century English physicist Sir Isaac Newton, who discovered that the light of the sun is composed of the seven colors of the spectrum: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet. Kupka's radiant composition incorporates circular bands of vibrating color, including the full range of the spectrum as well as white.
- Dimensions :
- 160 x 65 cm
- Material :
- Silk 100%
- Reference :
- Publisher :
- Réunion des musées nationaux - Grand Palais